Spark The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

ISBN-10: 0316113506

ISBN-13: 9780316113502

Edition: 2008 (Revised)

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Description: A groundbreaking and fascinating investigation into the transformative effects of exercise on the brain, from the bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey, MD. Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. In SPARK, John J. Ratey, M.D., embarks upon a fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to aggression to menopause to Alzheimer's. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, which has put this school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run---or, for that matter, simply the way you think

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 1/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Introduction: Making the Connection
Welcome to the Revolution: A Case Study on Exercise and the Brain
Learning: Grow Your Brain Cells
Stress: The Greatest Challenge
Anxiety: Nothing to Panic About
Depression: Move Your Mood
Attention Deficit: Running from Distraction
Addiction: Reclaiming the Biology of Self-Control
Hormonal Changes: The Impact on Women's Brain Health
Aging: The Wise Way
The Regimen: Build Your Brain
Afterword: Fanning the Flames
Acknowledgments
Glossary
Index
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